HC Deb 18 July 1979 vol 970 c756W
Mr. John H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Transport what was the level of Government support for each of the passenger transport authorities, respectively, and in total in 1978; what are the forecasts for the current year and beyond, bearing in mind the added cost of fuel; and what in each case in the estimate of this subsidy expressed in pence per passenger mile.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Transport supplementary grant for metropolitan county councils in England—which are passenger transport authorities—is a block grant paid in relation to a county council's spending on transport as a whole, and not just for public transport. In 1978–79 and 1979–80, relevant totals were:

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